Southern Utah residents react to rare snowfall

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Many southern Utah resident woke Thursday awoke to more snow than they’re used to.

A major winter storm impacted the southern portion of the state beginning Wednesday night. It is expected to continue until Friday morning.

The result of the storm is significant accumulating snow for St. George and the metro area throughout Washington County’s lower elevations. Higher elevation valleys and mountains saw heavier snowfall, leading to difficult and nearly impossible travel conditions.

Folks knew this storm was coming, but still, snow in Southern Utah is a shock.

“ It happens once every 10 years, so you should enjoy while you can,” said one resident.

“It was like woo hoo! I knew it was coming. It started at 4:30 and by 2:30 in the morning I was like this is good,” said Patricia Hunt, a resident of Santa Clara.

A St. George family refused to waste the opportunity and got right to work building a snowman! 

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